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"Tell me what?" Emma asked, exasperated.

Harry watched her in concern and wondered how he should start.

"Tell me what?" She repeated, this time with a tone more demanding.

 

 

"You're lying! The both of you." Emma shrieked standing to her feet. "I'm not a - a witch."

Jennifer rested a hand on her shoulder, in tempt to calm her. "I know it's hard for you to understand, but. . ."

"No!" She took a step away from her, letting her hand fall.

"Look," Harry grimaced as he tried to sit up.

Emma's eyes softened and she shook her head. "I can't thank you enough for what you've done for me, but this - none of it makes any sense." Her face turned red and her eyes swelled. "I - I have to go." She quickly turned on her heel and made to leave until Jennifer took her wand out of her pocket and flicked it. A click of the lock sounded and Emma's eyes widened. She tried the handle, but it wouldn't budge. She tried again. "Let me out!"

"I'm afraid we can't."

Harry was pained by the expression Emma currently held. "Emma. Mrs. Darling and myself,"

"Darling? But I thought."

"You thought wrong, my dear." She offered.

He continued, "Mrs. Darling and myself were sent to protect you by the orders of a wizard by the name of Albus Dumbledore and the Ministry of Magic, itself." Noticing she was listening and remained to be calm, Harry explained. "There's a world you have no idea of, a world that's magic."

 

 

"Well, I must be off, lots of memories to fix. Harry, Dumbledore will be wanting to see the two of you." She stood to her feet and smiled. "It was a pleasure to meet you, Miss Cooper."

Emma nodded and still couldn't find any words.

Jennifer laughed. "We'll be in contact."

Once the door had shut, Emma and Harry had found themselves in silence until he interrupted it.

"I'm sorry you had to find out this way." He cleared his throat and added, "I know it must be hard for you."

"Yeah, well." She leaned back in her chair and sighed. "How do you feel? The doctors said it was a miracle that you survived, with a wound like that."

"I feel better now, a little sore, but better." Harry smiled and thanked her.

"I didn't do anything. You're the one who risked their life to save me."

Harry found himself grinning at her and then slowly it faltered. "Look, it's not very safe for you to be alone anymore. So, it's best for tonight you stay here."

She nodded. "Alright." After she paused for a moment she asked with a sad tone, "Will it always be like this?"

"What do you mean?"

Taking a deep exhale she paced the room until she met with the widow. While gazing out of it at the night stars, she replied. "I mean, always watching," She looked down and traced the line of the windowsill and added, "Wondering at night whether I'm going to wake up the next day."

Harry felt his throat burn but assured her, whether he was sure of it or not, "In time."

Emma sat herself on the edge of his bed, a sick feeling in the pit of her stomach. "Can I tell you something?"

"Course."

Nodding she caught his gaze and looked away. "I've always dreamed about having an adventure, one with danger and thrill." Her eyes lit up for a moment before they dulled. "But now, I'm just scared."

Harry nodded in understanding and pressed his hand on hers. "It'll be okay; I promise."

 

 

"Can you stand up for me Harry?" A graying man with a white coat asked, his hands ready grab him for support.

Harry hesitated and slid his feet of the bed and onto the floor. With one look at Emma, whose eyes were staring upon him intently, he got to his feet. He sucked in his breath, trying to keep himself from yelling.

The doctor noticed and was at his side, holding his arm, in a second. "Good, good." He said and sat him back down. "It will hurt for a while, so we'll give you some pain medication. Other than that, you can leave today." He turned to Emma and added, "Make sure to watch him."

"Thanks." Harry added and Emma nodded.

Just before the good doctor left, he turned and said, "Somebody must really like you up there. A real miracle you're still alive." He told them half smiling and pointing upward.

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